Tuesday, April 29, 2008

lawnmower woman

As you can tell, I'm feeling a little unhappy with the way my blog looks lately. One day I will get around to figuring out how to overhaul my design, but until that day, we'll all just have to live with a nip here and a tuck there.

Technology is generally not my friend. I'd much rather have a hammer or glue gun in my hand. I can intuit how to hang a picture, how to sew a purse, how to cook a new dish (or if push comes to shove I can actually read the directions). Give me something to do with my hands and I will sing a happy song. But figuring out how the crazy guts of a computer works is like reading in Japanese. BACKUP how? HTML what?

My brain has no intuitive sense of technology. There's not a cell in my body that would know how to create a website or install a new program without step-by-step instructions and much hand-holding. And as much as I can appreciate the things technology gives me (easy access to email, new music at the push of a button, pictures of wicked cute critters) something in me is so put off by the whole idea of the secret workings of a machine, I'd rather sit in the corner reading a novel by lamplight than have to get a new computer up and running. (Do you have any idea how long it took me to figure out how to include a link or picture in my posts? MONTHS!)

Right now the idea of customizing my blog is paramount to carving out someone's spleen. Which means this technophobe is going to live with a crappy, generic template until I just get so sick of it I want to claw my eyes out (based on how I'm feeling now, that could be sooner rather than later).

2 comments:

A said...

I'm the same way. I tried to fiddle with mine a month or so ago and lost my comments, couldn't find them anywhere! Then one day, they just appeared again, out of the blue. I say, leave it to your hubby and stick with the easy stuff like fashioning a purse out of old socks or something :o)

Summer Ryan Doyle said...

You know, the advantage of posting something like this is that as soon as he read it, Thom got online and googled "custom blog template." Nice.